Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Miso Butter

I know I have written about Josh on many occasions, but I am not sure if I have mentioned that Josh's mom is a seriously amazing cook. Over the years, I have gathered delicious recipes for scones, cream cheese brownies, jalapeno poppers, buffalo chicken dip to name just a few. But one of the coolest things I learned from Mrs. D is how to make miso butter. Brace yourself for this complex recipe...
  • Soften 1 stick of unsalted butter, mix it with 2 tbsp white miso paste. Add chopped scallions or shallots to taste.

The only challenging part of making miso butter is, potentially, finding miso paste. I ventured to a local Asian grocery store, stood in front of the miso section for about 5 minutes while Jamie yelled, "MISO!" and then picked the palest miso paste I could find.

Once you have made miso butter, I defy you to find something that it does not improve - it's sort of like caramelized onions in this regard. Mrs. D originally served it on sweet potatoes. I have found it to be delicious on asparagus, broccoli, chicken, white potatoes, fish, bread, a spoon. I have a miso butter problem.

Thanks to Josh and his mom for introducing us to this amazing condiment!

1 comment:

  1. I really need to get some of that when we do our Asian grocery store trip!